MCDP 1 Warfighting

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Since Fleet Marine Force Manual 1, Warfighting, was first published in 1989, it has had a significant impact both inside and outside the Marine Corps. That manual has changed the way Marines think about warfare. It has caused energetic debate and has been translated into several foreign languages, issued by foreign militaries, and published commercially. It has strongly influenced the development of doctrine by our sister Services. Our current naval doctrine is based on the tenets of maneuver warfare as described in that publication. Current and emerging concepts such as operational maneuver from the sea derive their doctrinal foundation from the philosophy contained in War Fighting. Our philosophy of war fighting, as described in the manual, is in consonance with joint doctrine, contributing to our ability to operate harmoniously with the other Services.

MCDP 1 Warfighting
U.S. Marine Corps
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
PCN 142 000006 00

Headquarters United States Marine Corps
Washington, D.C. 20380-175
20 June 1997